Mar 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
not really passed ever. john boehner was happy because what they did also today was approve by 318-109 a federal spending bill to keep the government funded through september 30, which averts a march 27 shutdown of the government. here is the speaker of the house excited by the vote. >> it is a good day for the american people. every family in america must balance their budget. today, us republicans passed our bold plan to balance the budget over the next 10 years. this budget does more than just balance. it helps improve people's lives and addresses the things i think they most care about fixing the tax code lowering rates means more jobs and higher wages for the american people. michael: and when we need to dig into something like the ryan budget, something like the government showdown, we go to someday who knows a lot better than we do chris moody. thanks for being on "the young turks" today. tell us what happened today. it's not just the ryan budget. wasn't the affordable care act in play today, as well. >> it was. the ryan budget is similar to ones they've passed before. this
Mar 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. cenk: catherine general john adams who is the head of central command uncharge of iraq said of course it's about oil. it's very much about oil and we can't really deny that. alan greenspan federal head of the federal reserve said: cenk: as you look at the $2.2 trillion in cost, iraqi civilians dead, americans dead, how can anyone make the claim that it was worth the cost for getting the royal when we didn't even get it, by the way. >> i've been just shocked to see how many media outlets are asking the question was it worth it over the last couple of days. well, who was it worth what for? it wasn't worth it for the people of iraq, but it was worth it for it turns out not -- the oil companies didn't do that well, compared to the military contractors and the reconstruction contractors approximate, some of whom again are very well connected to the bush-cheney administration, halliburton. companies made money hand over fist over the last 10 years, supplying logistics for the military doing reconstruction work, much of it really quite fraudulently, and, you know, over budget and years over
Mar 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
was asass fated. he's friend of governor john hickenlooper. john hickenlooper said he signed this ban on high capacity weapons because it's a sticking point on the gun control debate. >> i think this ban on high capacity magazines is of that same ilk. it allows us to con tim contemplate someone who is bent on destruction just the seconds that it allows others to escape. >> michael: coloradoans were able to do what the united states senate was unable to do. dianne feinstein's ban did not pass on the floor vote because harry reid decided they were not going it to put it in their gun bill that they're going to put on the floor. it's an assaults weapons ban. over 200 weapons are still available to americans. but no, this was not good enough. the reason was because reid and other democratic senators were afraid of how it would play. max baucus of montana jon tester of montana. mark begich of ark heidi keitkamp and joe maughan. they're running scared. if they all band together and said you know what we're going to do this, they would be with the american people. it turns out this time they
Mar 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT
are going to see is a lot of focus on two justices. anthony kennedy, and chief justice john roberts. they see the wave. they have seen that develop, the majority of support in the country is moving very very quickly. >> cenk: that's a really interesting point, and do they want to look like justice tanny who was part of the judge scott issue. there are some unabashedly on the wrong side of history, including gary bower. >> the argument that the public is overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage, chris, is ludicrous. if the opinion of the american public was so overwhelming, they would not be asking the supreme court to say to the american people, you have no say on this issue. >> wait a minute. >> the polls are skewed chris. >> cenk: yeah, the polls are all wrong. the imaginary people in my head are all right. 58% of people support gay marriage. it's an all time high. and if you ask young folks 18 to 32 year olds, 70% support gay marriage. rick jacobs is the founder of the courage campaign and chaired the campaign back in '03 and '04. thank you for being here.